Buddhist Teachings for the Natural World
with David Loy
Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ecodharma is a relatively new word, and its meaning is by no means fixed. The term combines the teachings of Buddhism and related spiritual traditions (dharma) with ecology or ecological concerns (eco). A bit more specifically, ecodharma can be understood as a new development in contemporary Buddhism enriched by our understanding of the field of ecology.
Traditional Buddhist texts do not address our modern ecological challenges, which was not a problem for the Buddha and his Asian successors. But today, climate change and related environmental challenges have become the most urgent issue we face as a society.
The evening will include a brief meditation and a talk about Buddhism and Ecology. The talk will focus on three aspects: practice in the natural world, a curious parallel between our usual individual predicament and our current collective predicament, and the new ecosattva path. The program will be followed by a book signing for Loy’s book Ecodharma. All are welcome.
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